Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Golfer’s Elbow
Pain from golfer's elbow may spread into the forearm and wrist.
Clinical Pearl of the Day: Golfer’s Elbow
Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain as the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow.
- The pain from golfer's elbow may spread into the forearm and wrist.
- Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow.
- The pain of golfer's elbow doesn't have to keep people off the course or away from their favorite activities.
- Rest and appropriate treatment can get those affected back into the swing of things.
- Symptoms may include pain, weakness, stiffness, and numbness in the affected area.
- Diagnosis may include MRI or X-ray studies.
- Treatment may include pain medications, surgery, or physical therapy.